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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Graphic Designer Intern, Lead Concept Artist, Producer, Web Designer Intern & Art Director

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Graphic Designer Intern

MARKETING
Versailles – France

The graphic design Intern will operate within the marketing department, where she / he will work with the creative marketing manager to create graphics for use in print ads, packaging, flyers, POS, and event banners. Specific responsibilities may involve any of the following: designing print ads, creating signage for our events, adapting existing designs to work in various formats, photo manipulation, and production.
This is a high-level internship for a student entering into their final year, or a recent grad. It’s a full time internship for a period of 3 to 6 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create new designs for marketing materials, POS, and events.
Edit existing materials.
Assist creative marketing manager with creating campaign materials.
Work with various vendors for production of printed materials.
Work closely with the in-house teams in marketing, business development, and event operations.
Ad hoc marketing projects.

REQUIREMENTS

Degree, or working towards a degree in graphic design (BTS, DSSA, Master.)
Proficient in CS5; Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign (MAC platform)
Good understanding of the print production process
Knowledge of image formats and printed media
Organization, attention to detail, problem solving, time-management skills
Strong conceptual skills, sophisticated design sensibilities, creative typographic solutions
Able to offer a variety of design options
Efficient and flexible, and should work well with others in a fast-paced environment
Passion for games, movies, graphic novels, science fiction, and other elements of pop culture
Fluent in English
Please include links or PDFs of any graphic design or website design work.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000DT
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Lead Concept Artist

WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Irvine – California , United States

The lead concept artist must have a rich imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill. Their core responsibility is to lead a team of concept artists to create project defining artwork that expands on World of Warcraft’s (WoW) art style. This may include anything from a small prop, a full culture kit to a mood painting that defines the emotional intent of environment. The role requires a strong sense of caricature and design, color theory, mastery of human anatomy, composition, architecture and the ability to define and expand the WoW style. The lead concept artist will report to the senior art director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create project defining artwork that explores a wide range of styles and explores specific moods.
Collaborate closely with the art director to keep a consistent vision.
Provide team feedback to ensure the concept art department produces concept artwork at the expected quality level.
Actively identifies new areas for team learning and takes advantage of opportunities to develop the team.
Assist Production and other concept artists in coordinating concept tasks.
Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong.
Provide creative feedback to external concept partners.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 10 years’ experience creating concept artwork for animation, film or videogames
A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other artists, art leads and design leads
Demonstrated ability to generate and iterate on artistic ideas quickly
Fearless ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Wow style
Demonstrated ability to produce final illustration quality production paintings
A thorough understanding of 2D paint packages
Expert understanding of traditional art methodology including light, form, composition, and color theory

PLUSES

Passion for medieval fantasy
Passion for leadership
Extensively played WoW

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
An art test may be required
Resume
Cover letter
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000HD
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Producer

BATTLE.NET
Austin – Texas , United States

Battle.net is looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic producer with outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for project management.
The BATTLE.NET team delivers a diverse array of services and products to Blizzard customers:
BATTLE.NET Account and Game Sites – all aspects of the Blizzard Entertainment web presence, from flashy product marketing web sites to mission critical account-related applications, and everything in between.

BATTLE.NET Mobile – bringing security options, increased player connection, and Blizzard Entertainment’s amazing game features to mobile devices.
BATTLE.NET Game Service – a full-featured online game service that delivers the ultimate social and competitive experience for Blizzard Entertainment gamers everywhere.
BATTLE.NET App – developing the next-generation Battle.net desktop client.
BATTLE.NET Distribution – installing and patching, downloading, client streaming, cross-platform code, and low-level platform code (file systems, memory management, networking, etc.).
The ideal candidate must be capable of communication regarding design and technical tasks, love the act of planning, enjoy working inside a flexible team-oriented environment, be versed in project management styles and processes, and be utterly devoted to delivering quality products on time. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions.
We have a very collaborative environment, both inside the team and with other teams across Blizzard Entertainment, so you’ll be doing a fair amount of talking and listening. If you really must have a list of bullet points, we have them listed below, but we don’t hire by bullet points, we hire people who can make the right things happen.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Act as a project leader, and champion a consistent, organized process. Participate in creating and improving pipelines and processes to improve team productivity and reduce risk to the schedule.
Provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
Identify, track, manage, and resolve project issues.
Ensure that solutions are of acceptable quality.
Work with other producers to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion.
Gather, document, and organize business, functional, and creative requirements for new projects from project stakeholders.
Follow change management processes to capture change requests, communicate impact, request stakeholder decisions, and execute changes if applicable.
Coordinate, track, and manage the activities of project resources to ensure that project tasks are completed on time, within scope, and at acceptable quality.
Contribute to a positive work environment and a healthy team culture.
Handle other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 years’ of experience in a production role
Skill in risk assessment and management
Strong understanding of software development processes, and project management methodologies
Proven experience managing schedules and project resources to achieve desired results
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills in English
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
A passion for video games
A passion for organization and planning

PLUSES

Agile development exposure or Scrum Master certification
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Familiar with foreign languages
Previous programming or technical experience
Previous design or art experience
Previous experience working in web development
Previous experience working in mobile app development

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter telling us why you are interested in working at Blizzard and specifically Battle.net
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000IK
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Web Designer Intern

BATTLE.NET
Versailles – France

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an apprentice or an intern for its web design department. This person will assist the web designers with localization-related tasks on banners, newsletters, email campaigns, mini-sites, image galleries and ad hoc tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Design / create / localize graphical online media assets such as ad banners, email templates, posters, etc. to support online campaigns and marketing operations.
Produce graphical assets and content updates for Blizzard websites: wow-europe.com, eu.blizzard.com, eu.starcraft2.com, eu.diablo3.com and battle.net.
Participate in the deployment of website updates or upgrades, in cooperation with quality assurance (QA), public relations (PR), community, and other development departments.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience with Adobe Photoshop
Good sense of website layout, usability and design
Basic skills in HTML integration; able to edit content into an existing HTML template
Team-player and motivated self-starter
Fluent in English

PLUSES

Experience with versioning tools such as Subversion (SVN) or Git
Experience with front-end programming technologies, or / and languages
Experience with multimedia content creation using Adobe products
Experience in coding websites using latest technologies (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery)
When applying please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter (both documents must be in English).

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000DU
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Art Director

WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Irvine – California , United States

Reporting to the senior art director, the art director will be their key partner in the execution of World of Warcraft’s (WoW) art. The art director role requires you to ignite others both as a leader and as an artist. As a leader you will be a motivational catalyst for the art team. As an artist, you will help define the look of new characters, environments, and architecture in the WoW style. In addition to channeling the visual direction of our senior art director to the art team, the role will act as one of the key communications conduits for design and programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create concept paintings, models, textures, and other benchmark assets that inspire others.
A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other artists, art leads, and design leads.
Partner with the senior art director to own and define assigned aspects of the project as directed.
Excellent ability to art direct multiple art disciplines.
Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs.
Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 10 years’ experience crafting video game art
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
Genuinely enjoys working with others
Takes initiative to solve problems with excellent follow through
Thrives in a collaborative work culture
Experience working with an art director to develop a unique and cohesive visual style
Works closely with game design to ensure art enhances the player experience
Able to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the WoW style

PLUSES

Passion for medieval fantasy
Extensively played WoW

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover letter
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills
Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted
An art test may be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate a similar style to Wow
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000C1
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